The cooling ingredients to look for in your summer beauty regimens

The cooling ingredients to look for in your summer beauty regimens

I think we’ve all noticed that temperatures have been rising thanks to sweaty mornings, oily faces, and stained t-shirts. Summer is officially here, guys. But just because it’s hot does not mean you can’t try and still look your best.

These products will definitely make sure you’ll be at your utmost presentable state regardless of the sun trying to make you look like shit. Best part? All of them have cooling agents to actually make you feel a bit colder. It’s no air-conditioned room for sure, but they’re guaranteed to help your skin a tiny bit. We listed down a bunch of stuff and the ingredients you ought to look out for the next time you’re due for makeup and skincare shopping.

PAMPER
The Cooling Agent: Peppermint
Not only does this ingredient instantly cool down your skin, but it also helps relieve muscle aches and dries out whatever kind of blemish or acne you may have.

Try Out: Lush – Mask of Magnaminty
If there’s one mask to rule it all this summer, it’s Lush’s Mask of Magnaminty. A mint face mask would make you think that it’ll dry your skin up like a prune, but it’s actually the opposite. It exfoliates and cleanses, and when you’re done, your face will feel renewed and instantly cooled down. This is a must-have for people who like minty beauty products.

SOOTHE
The Cooling Agent: Aloe Vera
Not only does it smell great, but Aloe Vera is also natural healing remedy for wounds or burns. It’s got so many uses (skin, weight loss, and medicine) that it’s actually been dubbed as a miracle plant by most.

Try Out: Nature Republic – Soothing & Moisture 92% Aloe Vera Soothing Gel
It’s summer, guys. No one wants a sticky lotion to keep moisturized. Nature Republic’s Aloe Vera Soothing Gel hydrates the skin without that icky, oily sensation. Skin drinks it up just like water and maintains a healthy, dry, but moisturized sheen. This gel can also be used for wounds and irritation for quicker healing.

RELAX
The Cooling Agent: Cucumber
Why people actually put cucumbers over their eyes isn’t for aesthetic purposes. This veggie is packed with both vitamin C and caffeic acid, known to calm down irritations and reduce swelling. It’s also best for hydrating dry skin.

Try Out: Skinfood – Premium Lettuce & Cucumber Watery Essence
Skinfood’s essence makes sure your face is ready for your evening regimen with an extra chilling pang thanks to its cooling agents. It contains 30% cucumber water for that relaxing and hydrating feeling and 10% lettuce extract to seal in moisture.

REVITALIZE
The Cooling Agent: Caffeine
Caffeine isn’t just used for coffee. When placed on the skin, it can reduce redness and wrinkles, since it contains antioxidants used for anti-aging products.

Try Out: Milk Makeup – Cooling Water Stick
Need to prime your skin in humid weather? Milk Makeup’s gel stick is meant to be placed in the fridge so you could get your icy fix first thing in the morning. It immediately cancels out redness, moisturizes, and easily glides over the skin without leaving an oily sheen. This primer was practically built for the tropics.

UNWIND
The Cooling Agent: Green Tea
Green tea is pretty much caffeine and peppermint combined. It’s a good ingredient to fight signs of aging and acne. Talk about hitting two birds with one stone. It also provides aromatherapy for relaxation because of its naturally calming scent.

Try Out: Sephora – Green Tea Exfoliating Wipes
Nothing gets a girl or guy lazier than attempting to remove a full face of makeup after a long, hot day. These wipes do the job in just one swipe, though. What else is cool about it (other than the great scent) is the rougher exfoliating side of the wipes to make sure to get all that dirt off your skin.

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